VIDEO: Seattle bus passengers overpower armed robber

Posted at 2:14 PM, Dec 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-19 14:14:18-05

SEATTLE, Wash. — A group of Seattle bus passengers overpowered an armed robber, and police have the video evidence to prove it.

The Seattle Police Department released this surveillance video of the Nov. 25 incident this week. In the footage, you can see a masked man boarding the bus then standing up and pointing his gun in a passenger’s face.

That’s when the passenger made a move to grab the weapon and pushed the robber down the aisle, throwing punches. Other passengers joined in, trying to take the would-be robber down.

The suspect, 19-year-old Trevonnte Brown, is charged with first-degree robbery and attempted armed robbery.

He is being held in the King County Jail on $350,000 bail.